Three Policemen have been confirmed dead after a clash with unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers around Lomalinda Estate, Independent Layout Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State on Thursday afternoon.
The reason for the attack on the security agents is yet to be unravelled but a report by TheSun said that the unknown gunmen had kidnapped a man very close to Treasure Point along Ugwuaji Road before attacking the police.
“The unknown gunmen kidnapped a man around that covert where they sell tiles and it seems their gunshots attracted the police nearby and they tried to block them.
“We heard serious gunshots and believed they must have engaged the police in a shootout which claimed the lives of three policemen.”
When contacted by JOURNALIST101 for comments, Enugu Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe said: “Information surrounding the incident is still sketchy. Meanwhile, manhunt of the hoodlums have been initiated.
Further development will be communicated, please.”